1. Introduction

The site of Shenzhen Xiangmihu Area urban design competition includes the north, middle and south part of Xiangmihu. The boundary extends to Qiaoxiang Road in the north, Binhe Avenue in the south, Xiangmihu Road in the west, and Xiangmei Road and Xinzhou Road in the east. The total area is about 4.9 km2, in which the extent of around 1.9 km2 for detailed urban design includes the north and middle part of Xiangmihu (the existing residential area not included) .

The international urban design competition intends to seek the most creative urban design ideas and concepts, on the basis of "global vision, international standard, Chinese characteristics and high positioning". Aiming at the world-class standard and the finest quality, the competition is filled with ambition that makes the Xiangmihu area a new benchmark of urban planning and development in the core district of Shenzhen, and a new engine in the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area to further facilitate Shenzhen urban development. Fig.1 Scope of Shenzhen Xiangmihu Area Urban Design Competition

2. Work Content

The competition aims to create a new developmental vision of the Xiangmihu area, plan a new theme in the context of a new era, and demonstrate the quality and characteristics of future cities. The competition seeks a systematic design on urban function, public space, feature landscape, architectural forms and integrated transport, to provide an ecological, open and culturally vibrant urban space to the citizens. It also expects to create a sustainable urban area in Shenzhen with international quality and local characteristics by attracting the functions of an international exchange conference center, high-end finance, cultural and creative industries, lively commercial blocks and public open space and so on.

3. Requirement of Qualification

The competition will be open to the public, all domestic and foreign design companies can register for it. Joint design team is allowed. Individual application by person is not allowed.

4. Time Arrangement

This international competition includes two stages: the first one is "request for prequalification" and the second one is "request for design proposal".

The stage one is an international open call, and the expert committee will review the submissions and prequalify the design teams. Fifteen teams will be shortlisted to the second stage. In the second stage, a review committee will rank the design works submitted by the shortlists.

The specific arrangement shows in table below:

Stage

Date

Content

The first stage

March 30th, 2018

Release pre-announcement of international competition

Early April, 2018

Release the detail announcement and the requirement of the competition

Late April, 2018

Submission of prequalification documents and design concepts; deadline of enrollment

Late April, 2018

Review the prequalification entries; select 15 teams as shortlist

Late April, 2018

Announcement of prequalification result;

send Invitation of Making Formal Design Proposal

The second stage

Early May, 2018

Site visit and Q&A session

Late June, 2018

Submission of final design proposals

Late June, 2018

Review meeting of final design proposals; announcement of the competition result

Note: All the time and dates are shown in Beijing Time. The organizer and co-organizer reserves the right of changing the schedule.

5. Prizes

The review committee will rank the 15 shortlists in sequence. The winners will receive the prizes as bellow:

The First Prize (3 Design Teams): 3,200,000 RMB for each team

The Second Prize (5 Design Teams): 1,500,000 RMB for each team

The Third Prize (7 Design Teams): 800,000 RMB for each team

6. Organizer and Supporting Organizations

Organizer: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Co-Organizer: Shenzhen Investment Holdings co., ltd.

Technical Support: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

Organizing Consultant: Shenzhen Center for Design (Shenzhen Public Art Center)

Contact: Ms. Li    TEL: 0755-83243435

Email: scd-competition@szdesigncenter.org

7. Contact and Pre-registration

The detailed plan of the international competition will be announced shortly. Please kindly note the follow-up updates. Intended participants can sign up by filling up the pre-registration form via this link:

https://szdesigncenter.jinshuju.com/f/HJLTa7

*The organizer and co-organizer reserve all rights in explanation on the regulation of this international competition. In case of any divergence of interpretation, the Chinese text shall prevail.

Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Organizer:
Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Co-Organizer:
Shenzhen Investment Holdings co., ltd.

Technical Support:
Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

Organizing Consultant:
Shenzhen Center for Design (Shenzhen Public Art Center)